By Wu Jiao and Qin Jize
China and Russia deepened their strategic relationship on Thursday by vowing to support each other on core security issues.
In a joint declaration, signed by President Hu Jintao and his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev, the two countries pledged support for each other on a wide range of issues, including Russia’s security challenges from the United States and Europe.
China and Russia said in the declaration that their “strategic partnership has been a key factor in the peace and stability of the Asia-Pacific region”. The declaration backs Russia against US-led missile defense plans in East Europe and stresses that priority be given to political and diplomatic solutions.
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